MultiChoice, organisers of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV show has issued clarity to why the shooting of the show is being done in South Africa, adding that it would enable it achieve high production and also meet timelines.
A statement issued by Caroline Oghuma on behalf of the company that runs DSTV, stated that the shooting of the show in South Africa would enable it use its fully equipped house.
It read: “We have a fully equipped house in South Africa, which is used for the Big Brother shows.
“This means that we are able to achieve high production values whilst meeting tight timelines and ensuring the show comes to our viewers on time as planned, and with the same globally renowned quality.
“The house has played host to other Big Brother countries including; the general Big Brother Africa, Mozambique, Angola and now Nigeria.’’
The Federal Government had earlier today directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting in South Africa of the ongoing Big Brother Naija Reality Show.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed directed the NBC to determine whether Multi-Choice, by shooting the show in South Africa, has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way.